Africa Oyé - African music and culture festival on in Liverpool - The Africa News

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Africa Oye's 20th Anniversary festival kicks off tomorrow at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Everything is set for what promises to be a fantastic weekend celebrating the best of African music and culture.

Africa Oyé, the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool.

Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand.


Saturday 23rd June, 12:30pm start
13:15-14:30: The Endless Journey
15:00-16:15: Jaliba Kuyateh
16:20-16:30: Movema World Dance Performance
16:45-17:55: Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
18:25-19:40: Yaaba Funk
20:10-21:30: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Sunday 24th June, 12:30pm start
12:45-13:55: Diabel Cissokho
14:25-15:35: the Endless Journey
15:45-15:55: Beatlife Drum Troupe
16:05-17:15: Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
17:45-18:55: Jaliba Kuyateh
19:30-21:30: RasItes & Brinsley Forde

As well as these amazing acts there are also over 90 stalls on the festival site.

The Oye Active Zone also returns to bring you free workshops for all manner of things, including dancing, singing and drumming!

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